- Clayton Cubitt
- Chris Buck
- Michael Wilson
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" Earns Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Extends Run to July 28
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have won the Village Voice Obie Award for Music/Lyrics for Here Lies Love; the ceremony was held at Webster Hall in New York on Monday and featured a performance from the cast. Here Lies Love has also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, which will be presented tomorrow at Sardi's. The musical, which opened at the Public Theater in April, has now been extended a fourth and final time to run through July 28. Director Alex Timbers is featured on the latest episode of Studio 360, which you can listen to here.
- Monday, April 29, 2013
The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, has opened to rave reviews and Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award nominations. "Boogie on down—and you must—to the glittery new dance palace at the Public Theater," implores the New York Times, to hear this "insidiously infectious set of songs." Vogue calls it "a life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy from start to finish." The Daily News exclaims: "Finally—a new musical that’s so exhilarating and such a great time that it’s easy to recommend it without hesitation." The New York Observer declares Here Lies Love "the must-see event of the season."
About David Byrne
David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.
Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”
Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.
March 13, 2012
In 2004, Caetano Veloso curated a week of special concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall and invited his longtime friend and collaborator David Byrne to join him for the show captured here. Each performs an acoustic set of his own songs and also perform together. The Seattle Times calls the concert "an absolute jewel." The Observer gives the album four stars, calling it "an entrancing showcase of their respective talents ... and even on disc a sense of joy and spontaneity is palpable." The Herald says it "leaves the listener grinning from ear to ear."